SQL Server 2022 introduces new Azure-connected features that offer unique benefits, but they also bring additional costs, trade-offs, dependencies, and risks.
SQL Server 2022 introduces new Azure-connected features, but also important incremental updates to core performance, availability, and security features.
Investments in Azure Data Factory’s Native mode brings the service closer to fulfilling enterprise extract, transfer, and load (ETL) requirements usually solved with SQL Server Integration Services.
The Oracle Database Service for Azure helps integrate Azure workloads with database services in the Oracle Cloud, supporting a multi-cloud architecture and simplifying management.
Microsoft’s Intelligent Data Platform is a marketing effort to promote new Azure database and analytic features and the upcoming SQL Server 2022 version.
SQL Server remains Microsoft’s preferred structured data technology; however, several open-source Azure services now compete with SQL Server, and one is available on-premises.
The chart compares Microsoft’s on-premises and hosted database management offerings, their query languages, and the data types they support.
Sidebar explains the various data types and technologies used in Microsoft database management offerings.
Microsoft's database management landscape includes on-premises and cloud solutions with proprietary and open-source products that are designed for all enterprise data types and workloads.